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Poster: Blank Date: Nov 20, 2004 12:50am
Forum: naropa Subject: Ginsberg

I want to thank Naropa for posting the Ginsberg recordings. I find it hard to believe someone as important and wonderful as Allen has such a limited release of live materials. If anyone has any memories or live recordings they'd like to share of performances, please contact me- phil@philblank.net

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Poster: nagabobby Date: Dec 4, 2004 2:45am
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

I also want to thank you guys for posting this material. So great, so inspirational.

I'm particularly interested in Allen's musical offerings. Just love it. The best for me is the Buddhist oriented material. I'm a member of Allen's Sangha, Jewel Heart.

Thanks so much.

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Poster: Blank Date: Dec 10, 2004 12:04am
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

Hello Nagabobby, you might also check out Ubuweb (http://www.ubu.com/sound/dial.html) if you haven't already. They have some good Ginsberg reading/singing/chanting materials as well as some interesting Orlovsky and Giorno performances. Have you heard the first blues album he did with John Hammond (not the one recently released on disc)? It's worth it to try to get a copy of it. -phil

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Poster: nagabobby Date: Dec 15, 2004 10:35am
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

Thanks so much for that great link.

Yes I have the first blues album on vinyl. Plus the second album, the two record vinyl. One of my favorite songs of all time is on there
-- Broken Bone Blues.

Broken bone, bone, bone
I'll give my house away.
Broken bone, bone, bone
It was never mine anyway.
Broken bone O Buddha
Take my skull today....
..... or take back my skull someday.
Break, break, break,
O bones everywhere
Break, break, break,
O bones in the black air.

...
Farewell swift body dream
God bless me again...

Yes, to me Allen's music is among the poetic best, hitting to the heart of birth/death/existence.

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Poster: archivegrl Date: Nov 20, 2004 5:46pm
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

hello blankman,
great to read yr reviews. about AG recordings: more to be posted here soon. still have 4000 more hours to digitize. for more AG audio now, visit www.allengingsberg.org.

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Poster: Blank Date: Nov 21, 2004 3:19am
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

4000 more hours! Archivgrl- you're gonna give me a heart attack. I swear I'm not obsessed with Ginsberg -just gazing open-mouthed in amazement that everyone else seems to walk past with a polite nod and don't seem to notice that these recordings are timeless and amazing and that they all live right here in a poor uncommented upon internet corner. My friends look upon this interest strangely but if you ever need help with those 4000 hours, let me know. As usual, THANKS.

P

This post was modified by Blank on 2004-11-21 11:19:42